Geriatric House Call Dentistry is a network of traveling mobile dentists offering a wide range of services including: dentures, cavity treatment, emergency visits, cleanings, extractions, denture repairs, and more.
Additionally, we specialize in treating elderly patients, or those with cognition limitations, Alzheimer’s, or dementia.
Proudly serving patients in Connecticut.
Do you, or someone you know need dental work but can’t leave their house? Dr. Desiree Outlaw will travel on-site to help you or your loved one get the treatment they need.
Dr. Desiree Outlaw, Connecticut In Home Dentist
Dr. Outlaw is an experienced and gentle dentist with a nurturing demeanor. Throughout her career she has had a passion for caring for patients who just need someone caring to be patient with them. She is highly recommended by patients who are afraid of the dentist as well as by the caretakers of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In Home Mobile Dental Services
Serving patients who may be homebound, bedbound, or may have a form of dementia. Our dentists are compassionate, empathetic, and highly skilled in their field. View our traveling dentistry services below, and contact your nearest provider to request a consultation or care.
Crowns (Caps) and Bridge Repair
Emergency Dental Service
Teledentistry for Elderly Patients
ABOUT THE DENTISTS OF GERIATRIC HOUSE CALL DENTISTRY
Geriatric House Call Dentistry was founded by Dr. Alisa Kauffman over 30 years ago. Since then, we’ve grown to help patients get high quality dental care from the comfort of their home.
The Dentists of Geriatric House Call Dentistry specialize in working with patients who may be homebound, bedbound, and/or suffer from a form of dementia.
How To Get Care
Select the location closest to the patient who needs to be seen. Locations >
Your inquiry will go directly to the dentist who will reach out to you personally.
Get a personalized quote
Everyone’s needs are different depending on many factors. Your dentist will work with you to identify the best options and estimate for your personal needs.
Your Dentist will travel to you. View our dentists >
A well qualified dentist will coordinate a time to travel to you and get you, or your loved one the care they deserve.
Locations We Serve: Contact Us
We have Dentists in the following locations who will travel to your home to fix your dentures, or help you get new ones. Select a location to learn more about a dentist, and contact them to get the care you need – from the comfort of your home!
Geriatric House Call Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
What Dental Services Are Available?
The core services of Geriatric House Call Dentistry include emergency visits, second opinions, dental exams, teeth cleanings, small fillings, tooth extractions, non-invasive cavity treatment (no drilling), complete and partial denture fabrication, crowns (caps) and bridge repair, and teledentistry.
Do You Treat Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients?
Yes, I have advanced training in treating all forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinsons diseases. In the case of the patient refusing to open, I have kind methods that always work. In the rare case that we cannot get the patient to comply, I work with an oral surgeon who is highly trained in geriatric sedation. Of course this is only used in the case of an emergency and as a last resort. And I always coordinate any surgical treatment with the primary care physician or nurse practitioner before starting.
Top New Denture FAQ's Answered
Top Denture Repair & Partial Denture Repair FAQ's Answered
NEVER try at home repair kits you find at the pharmacy or online. Once you touch them a lab will not agree to the repair. Hold on to the broken pieces and call me ASAP!!! I can definitely fix it. And NEVER use crazy or gorilla glue…or you will be throwing it out forced to get a new one. This is a great service and the turn around period can be a day or a few days at the most.
What is a "Denture Reline"?
This is almost like a new denture, and a great service if the dentures are loose or falling out during speaking or eating. The lining is soft and comfortable and alleviates the situation where the patient needs to get used to a new pair. This is a great treatment for the patient with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. (A denture reline will not improve the aesthetics. If the aesthetics of your denture are a serious concern, a new denture should be considered).
Can Your Perform Extractions on a Dementia Patient? (Removal of Broken and/or Painful Teeth)
Yes, extractions can be performed in the home, on dementia patients. Anesthesia via a very small needle numbs the area, and a personable and professional dentists performs this routine tooth removal. The extraction site is packed with a special material to avoid pain and bleeding. Surprising as it may seem, extractions can indeed be performed on a dementia patient in a recliner or bed.
Do You Offer Second Opinions?
If you are worried that the proposed treatment your present dentist has given the homebound patient may not be what they can handle or absolutely need, we are happy to give you a second opinion. Sometimes, no treatment is the best treatment, and we can help you decide.
Patients deserve the best treatment that’s necessary for them, and oftentimes that takes a specialist who has experience working in this niche field.
Can you recement/repair crowns (Caps) and Bridges (2 Teeth on Either Side of a Missing Tooth)?
A dentist can recement a crown or bridge on a tooth stub as long as if there is a non-decayed stub present. If a crown breaks with the tooth attached, it cannot be recemented. If possible, we ask you to take a simple photo with your smart phone to give our dentists a better idea whether or not recementing is possible. There is no reason to waste a visit on bad news – alternatively, we may want to consider and explore the option of a tooth extraction for these scenarios.
What Dental Emergencies Can’t be Handled at Home?
There are few cases where the patient cannot be handled due to behavior issues or extractions that are too complicated or risky to do in the home. Together with an oral surgeon (highly trained to treat this delicate and frail patients) we treat these patients in the office under light and safe sedation (light sleep). It’s done quickly and safely and there is no waiting in a crowded waiting room. This is sometimes the only way to be safe and we never take chances that risk a possible complication.
Do you Take Medicaid, Medicare or Private Insurance?
Unfortunately, many of our dentists do not participate on any insurance plans due to coverage and the current laws. However, we definitely will fill out the necessary paperwork for reimbursement from your private insurance plan if this is an option.
We are doing our best to play a role in healthcare reform and look forward to the day when the golden generation gets the coverage they need, and deserve.